When Korean designer Choonmoo Park came across Luc Besson’s masterpiece Le Grand Bleu, she was inspired to create a futuristic aquatic collection with fluid cuts and flashes of Klein blue. “I wanted to render the melancholy mood of the movie and the movement of the waves,” she said after the show.
Her collection was highly imaginative, with cutting-edge fabrics, soft tonalities, and masterful cuts. A white poplin shirt contrasted with airy white netting; draped organza tunics were enhanced with bold silver embroidery; asymmetrical linen tops mixed white with shiny blocks of black. The collection was perfectly wearable; several more outlandish pieces, such as a rigid black shiny coat and a sci-fi plastic cape, added an edgier element to the ambiance.
The designer played on transparency on almost each outfit, incorporating delicate tulles and organza to reveal the skin. She developed a shiny knit in black and white that she used for long dresses. Intricately embroidered sequins covered two dresses. In its whole, the collection was sophisticated, edgy, feminine and well crafted--coherent and covetable.